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can you get chlamydia from blood

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Nope: Only by sexual contact, i.e. vaginal, anal, or (uncommonly) oral sex.

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
No: Chlamydia does not reside in the blood stream of patients. It is a sexually transmitted disease which can be prevented by wearing a condom.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
This can be a STD.: Chlamydia can be a sexually transmitted bacteria, especially c. Trachomatis. If untreated, it can result in epididymitis, urethritis, and lymphogran ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Return to doctor: Return to your doctor to be rechecked. Once in a while azithromcycin doesn't cure chlamydia; or you may also have an additional STD; or vaginal bleedi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
31 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
STD: Depends what for blood test was done . Chlamydia is urine test. Herpes can be done by blood as well as local swab. We automatically do not check for h ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Testing.: A swab is used to take a sample from a man's urethra or a woman's cervix. The specimen is analyzed at a lab. There are also tests that use a urine s ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not done that way: The way you look for active chlamydia is by finding it's DNA signature on material from the urine or other genital source. Blood antibody studies are ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: The accuracy of current STD tests has been high and well worth to trust it. In the process of treating chlamydia and any STDs, the patients need follo ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No problem: Menstruating or blood do not interfere at all with chlamydia testing. Your negative test result is reliable. If any doubt or further concern, check wi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Confirm diagnosis: Chlamydia might cause blood in the urine, but only very rarely. Recheck with your doctor about the diagnosis -- maybe not chlamydia at all, or chlamyd ... Read More

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